Post Irma check in thread

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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,614 Senior Member
    Our cell tower near the house .

    Still running on generator power and the transceivers are a bit buggered. Internet is great under it, not so much if you are too far away. Hopefully power restoration soon and repair.

    D
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,935 Senior Member
    Back online at last! We just got shore power back, and along with it, Internet.

    The storm blew down most of our yard fence, and grenaded one of those plastic sheds (“Puff Shed”), but no other damage here. Ran on Generator power for 3 days, thank Goddess we had it! Water is only just now starting to come through at a trickle - enough to slowly fill toilets and take spit showers.

    Ran an extension cord for refrigerator and aquaria from the genny for 2 days until Home Despot opened up so I could get some wire and patch it into the house. A/C at last! Ran that way for about 30 hours, and the power came back on, so I reconnected to FPL.
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 6,425 Senior Member
    We had no property damage, fortunately. 4 days of no power other than a generator sucked. No phones or internet either. Going to get a 15KW unit and have a transfer switch and plug in outlet wired into my electric service panels. Should cover all the systems in the house better than the 5.5 KW I have now.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,053 Senior Member
    From the sounds of it, the forum family seems to have survived TWO major hurricanes fairly unscathed.

    :angel: THANK YOU! :angel2:
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,106 Senior Member
    I just got off the phone with Woodsrunner and he said they're fine. His power was out for three days and it's back on now. He lives just north of Tallahassee and they forecasted the storm to pass through there but he said you couldn't really tell.
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,260 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    I just got off the phone with Woodsrunner and he said they're fine. His power was out for three days and it's back on now. He lives just north of Tallahassee and they forecasted the storm to pass through there but he said you couldn't really tell.

    Thank you for that mate. :up:

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    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

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  • Jack BurtonJack Burton Member Posts: 377 Member
    Just got power 1 hour ago after 91 hours without. How do the Amish do it?!?!?!
    Came for the fishing, stayed for the guns.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,240 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    I just got off the phone with Woodsrunner and he said they're fine. His power was out for three days and it's back on now. He lives just north of Tallahassee and they forecasted the storm to pass through there but he said you couldn't really tell.

    Good to know Rich is O.K. I was beginning to wonder why he hadn't posted anything.

    I've got a grand niece in Tallahassee that is a Freshman at FSU. Haven't heard from her on the normal channels. She's bound to be O.K. or I'd have heard from her Dad (my nephew).
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,553 Senior Member
    Just got power 1 hour ago after 91 hours without. How do the Amish do it?!?!?!
    In the dark.
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,338 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    In the dark.

    I was going to say without rubbers.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,093 Senior Member
    Got electric back Wed and cable/Internet a few minutes ago. Lot of downed trees in my area, many took power lines with them.

    No damage to my house I can tell, just the whole yard covered in tree branches, many with green acorns. Cleaned gutters today, threw out freezer and fridge food Wed. Could have been a lot worse. Lost Power/Comms about 930 pm night it hit.

    I had a few second thoughts about staying, but it was literally too late to EVAC and the roads were packed anyway. East Coast/ Up the "Spine" of FLA then West Coast...............so big of a storm almost all the peninsula got something. I'm on the West Coast side.......

    Glad everyone is OK :angel2: :angel2:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,093 Senior Member
    Power flickered off fer a minute as they said it would sometimes just now..............anyhow my birthday was Monday (9/11) and we will celebrate next weekend. Need some time to get back to normal and all. Just thankful I'm still around and may see my next one lords a willing and the Creek Injins don't rise. :angel2: :angel2:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    So far it reads like our members in harms way have fared pretty well.:angel2:
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,240 Senior Member
    Glad to see you made it all right and are back online, Big Chief! Whatever you do, don't bust a gut getting the yard cleaned up! Be the tortoise instead of the hare.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,909 Senior Member
    Good news
    I have a need for speed
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,093 Senior Member
    I have a AM/FM/SW Btry/hand crank radio and some stations were operating on Gen pwr keeping us informed. Mostly the aftermath and reports on gas/damage/flooding from near JAX to Tampa and in-between. Folks were calling in giving reports on gas/water and whatnot. Lot of good folks out there and plenty of jerks too doing stupid things. The good far outnumber the bad though.

    One guy bought a can of gas from a guy...........he thought..........poured it in his tank and it was water! Now that is sorry, ought to string him up for that.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,093 Senior Member
    BTW they were estimating 75% of the orange groves/crops were destroyed............so OJ will get pricey. Hope it ain't that bad.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,093 Senior Member
    Yesterday local Walmart had lots of Auto Match .22 with a 'Rollback' price of $14 and some change per 325 rds baby brick. And plenty of other .22.................I don't need any, but glad to see it. Maybe next visit if they are still flush, maybe I'll buy a couple just because.............
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    BTW they were estimating 75% of the orange groves/crops were destroyed............so OJ will get pricey. Hope it ain't that bad.

    Better not switch to prune juice until all the logistical utilities are up and running.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,093 Senior Member
    Power has flickered on and off momentarily today like they said it would, but a feeling of dread when it does and have to wait for the cable box to recycle through its paces for a few minutes every time.

    I ought to quit resetting the digital clocks for a few days..........box and I-phone has the time anyway. I don't bother with the coffee pot or microwave............4 time devices is too many in the kitchen anyhow.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,881 Senior Member
    Meanwhile, just East of Tampa...

    I had to work through the storm, 30hrs in alternating 5hr shifts which sucked. The wife and kids stayed in a local shelter (nearby High School).

    The eye went right over our area. 90ish winds and rain blowing sideways during the peak hrs.

    We were lucky, our house sustained no damage, just lots of small debris across the yard, but we did not get power back until late Thursday evening. Fortunately some friends put us up in their house (who still had power) for that time period.

    Unfortunately we must have a local cell tower down or something, because our cell phones have almost no signal at all, when normally the signal is excellent. Verizon is our carrier.

    In any case, we were blessed to have no serious issues.

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,053 Senior Member
    Glad to see everyone checking in came through fairly unscathed :angel2:
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,106 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Good to know Rich is O.K. I was beginning to wonder why he hadn't posted anything.


    Rich hasn't posted in a while because he's working hiself to death. He said he has a big okra crop to deal with and he has corn to grind. He's in his late seventies and he works from sunup to sundown, seven days a week. He already retired from the Navy and the Forestry Service and his wife Maria has a good job with the State so he doesn't need anything but he can't bring hiself to retire completely and relax. I worry about him.
    snake284 wrote: »
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,927 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    From the sounds of it, the forum family seems to have survived TWO major hurricanes fairly unscathed.

    :angel: THANK YOU! :angel2:

    Nothing short of a Miracle. And that was two Hurricanes that made landfall as Cat 4s.
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  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,881 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    Glad to see everyone checking in came through fairly unscathed :angel2:

    Amen!!
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,093 Senior Member
    If I still was a drinking man.................I may have drank a "Hurricane" or two as that witch Irma blew through.......................
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,260 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    Rich hasn't posted in a while because he's working hiself to death. He said he has a big okra crop to deal with and he has corn to grind. He's in his late seventies and he works from sunup to sundown, seven days a week. He already retired from the Navy and the Forestry Service and his wife Maria has a good job with the State so he doesn't need anything but he can't bring hiself to retire completely and relax. I worry about him.


    :that:

    cjp wrote: »..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.I'll never hear the end of this.

    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

    Big Chief wrote: ».........walking around with a greasy butt ain't no fun, though!

     


     

  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,181 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    Rich hasn't posted in a while because he's working hiself to death. He said he has a big okra crop to deal with and he has corn to grind. He's in his late seventies and he works from sunup to sundown, seven days a week. He already retired from the Navy and the Forestry Service and his wife Maria has a good job with the State so he doesn't need anything but he can't bring hiself to retire completely and relax. I worry about him.

    Glad to hear he's OK , I learned a long time ago just because your retired you cant sit on your butt, staying active is the best thing for us as we get older.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,106 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    Glad to hear he's OK , I learned a long time ago just because your retired you cant sit on your butt, staying active is the best thing for us as we get older.

    JAY

    Staying active is one thing but heavy physical labor all day long is way beyond that. Heck, Debbie retired a couple of months ago and she's been busier now than ever.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 629 Senior Member
    As of this morning, I still do not have power. Am running the generator 24 hrs a day because at least I do have an AC system that I can run on my 7KW generator......$50 a day for fuel sucks! But, my 78 year old mother is staying with us because her house does not have power yet either, so we keep the generator running. I fly out to Los Angeles today, so I had to leave detailed instructions for my wife on taking care of the generator.
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